Here are the known upcoming releases by your favorite author’s for December 2011.
If we have missed a title, please leave comment with the title, release date, and author name.
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ANT: ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES
A: ANGELS/GUARDIANS/GODS
AGT: AGENTS/SPY/SPECIAL OPS/FEDS
D: DRAGONS
DE: DEMONS
E: EROTICA
FE: FAE/FAERIES/ELVES
FY: FANTASY
GH: GHOSTS/SPIRITS
H: HISTORICAL
HL: HIGHLANDERS
HMR: HUMOR
MG: MAGIC
MY: MYSTERY
OMN: OMNIBUS
PSY: PSYCHIC/ESP
RR: RE-RELEASE
SCI: SCI-FI
SH: SHIFTERS/WERE
UF: URBAN FANTASY
V: VAMPIRES
VK: VIKINGS
WH: WITCH/WARLOCK
WR: WARRIORS/BROTHERHOODS
YA: YOUNG ADULT
Z: ZOMBIES
December 6th
 
In Too Deep: Arcane Society-Looking Glass Trilogy #1
Jayne Ann Krentz
PSY
 
Uncross My Heart
Jennifer Colgan
V
 
Under the Moon: Goddess Rising #1
Natalie J Damschroder
FE, WH, UF
 
Feral
Sheri Whitefeather
SH
 
How to Worship A Goddess: Forgotten Goddesses #2
Stephanie Julian
MG, A, DE
 
Blood of Eden
Tami Dane
UF, DE, A
 
 Daybreak: Dark Age Dawning #3
Ellen Connor
MG, SH, UF
 
 Left Hand Magic: Golgotham #2
Nancy A. Collins
A, DE, UF, WH
 
Demons Like It Hot: Demons Unleashed #2
Sidney Ayers
A, DE
 
Hearts and Swords: Celta Series
Robin D. Owens
WR, OMN
 
Deadly Little Voices: Touch #4
Laurie Faria Stolarz
PSY, YA
 
 Winging It: Dragon Diaries #2
Deborah Cooke
SH, MG
 
Shaedes of Gray: Shaede Assassins #1
Amanda Bonilla
FY, UF
 
 Dreaming of the Wolf: Wolf series #8
Terry Spear
SH
 
Bound by the Vampire Queen: Vampire Queen #8
Joey W. Hill
V, E, FE
 
That Old Black Magic: Living Eden #3
Michelle Rowen
WH, MG
 
 Night Reigns: Immortal Guardians #2
Dianne Duvall
V, WR
 
 Lawe’s Justice: The Breed #25
Lora Leigh
SH
 
Devil’s Kiss: Hellraisers #1
Zoe Archer
A, DE, MG

 

December 20th & 22nd
 
Second Grave on the Left: Charley Davidson #2
Darynda Jones
UF, HMR, A, DE
 
Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide
Richelle Rowan
V, PSY, YA

 

December 27th
 
Shadow Heir: Dark Swan #4
Richelle Mead
UF, A, DE, SH, MG
 
Shadow City: Horngate Witches #3
Diana Pharaoh Francis
UF, WH
 
The Demon Lover
Juliet Dark
A, DE
 
Silver-Tongued Devil: Sabina Kane #4
Jaye Wells
UF, A, DE, V
 
Bedeviled: Dark Breed #2
Sable Grace
UF, V, SH
 
 Dating The Undead
Gena Showalter & Jill Monroe
ANT
 

Heir of Danger: Heir of Kilronan #3

Alix Rickloff
SH, MG
 
Warrior’s Redemption: Daughters of the Glen #9
Melissa Mayhue
FE, H, WR
 
 Spirit Bound: Sisters of the Heart #2
Christine Feehan
Contemporary
 
 The Mortal Bone: Hunter Kiss #4
Marjorie M. Liu
UF, A, DE
 
Changeling Dawn: Changeling #3
Dani Harper
SH
 
 

Based on title alone, I expected the main focus of the book to be on the vampire twins Julie and Marc. Of course, they do have a prominent role in the story, having to do with the unique way they came into being. However, it is the story of their parentage that seemed to take a center stage in the book.

This book is set in present time with several flashbacks to late 1960s San Francisco.

The transitions back and forth between times were smooth and easy to follow.  One thing I appreciated was the time period in which the flashbacks take place.  After all, how many vampire stories have you read that take place during the hippie movement?  I found this to be very original.

I do wish the author had elaborated more on the character’s descriptions.  I had a hard time envisioning the “look” of the character, which I believe really adds to the enjoyment of reading.  Overall, though, I did enjoy the book.

Forte has laid the foundation for a very interesting story in this first installment and I anticipate great things with the books to come.  I am anxious to see the development of the twins. With the direction the story seems to be going, it is likely this will be a series with a lot of potential.

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From Amazon.com

When you live forever, you’re bound to make a few mistakes.

Children of Night, Book 1

1969 San Francisco. World-weary Conrad Quintano should have known better than to fall in love with a human—much less Suzanne Fischer, the barely legal, adventure-seeking hippie beauty known as Desert Rose. And the very last thing he should have agreed to do was to raise her babies and protect them with his life. But even twelve-hundred-year-old master vampires can find it hard to reject a deathbed request—especially when issues of love, guilt and blood are involved.

Present day. Raised in virtual isolation, twins Marc and Julie Fischer have always known they are vampires. But they never knew their parentage—or their unique status in the vampire world—until their “uncle” Damian comes to fetch them home. The family reunion, however, isn’t what they expect. They’re thrust into a world for which they’re totally unprepared. And the father they expected to see, Conrad, is missing.

How to find him and whom to trust? Solving the mystery of betrayal and vampire family values will prove the Beatles had it right. All you need is love and an occasional side of blood.

Warning: While reading this book you may experience any of the following, an increased desire to wear flowers in your hair, dress in tie-dye or nap during the day. Other symptoms may include an intolerance to sunlight, an aversion to garlic-flavored tofu and a pronounced urge to bake or get baked.

Alexi Dugas has been a vampire for more than three hundred years. His turning was not something he chose, but it has helped him get vengeance for the death of his wife and daughter. For more than two centuries, he fought side by side with his sire, Rafael, and did a lot of things he isn’t proud of. He escaped his sire and has built a life for himself; he seeks the acceptance of the MacCumail Clan, but his request has been denied again because of his past.

Sarah Hennessy is attacked by two huge men and is rescued by this mysterious man, Alexi Dugas. For some reason he’s familiar to her, but she cannot figure out why. In order to stay alive she has to go with him and trust that he can keep her safe. During her stay in his home, she slowly remembers her life with him, but Sarah cannot figure out if they are dreams or true memories.

Alexi’s sire, Rafael, wants the disk with the encryption of a formula that will allow vampires to be in daylight without dying and it appears Sarah has it somewhere in her possession. Can Alexi keep Sarah safe and away from his sire? Will Sarah completely remember their life together from so many centuries ago?

Dark Promises by Marie Kenward is the first novel in the MacCumail Bloodlines Series and a fabulous novel. This novel really demanded my attention all the way through–this is just one of those stories you cannot put down and I had to read in one sitting!

Alexi Dugas is a hard man, living his life as well as he can. The more you read about his past and what he went through while living with his sire, you totally understand the man he is now. He had to make a lot of sacrifices in his life and it broke my heart to see his struggle to stay on the good side. Alexi believes he is the monster everyone assumes he is, but nothing is as it seems.

Sarah is a strong woman and very determined to go after what she wants. When she slowly remembers their shared life together, she’ll do anything to convince Alexi he is still that man. She faces all the danger Alexi’s world shows her and fights her way through it as best as a human female can do.

The bond between the MacCumail brothers is great and the betrayal of Rafael to his own sire is great; it really makes me curious to see how this will continue, because one thing is sure…it’s not over yet.

Marie Kenward has written one hell of a novel and I recommend this book to the entire vampire lovers out there, you won’t be disappointed.

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From Amazon.com

Sometimes being good is bad. Three-hundred-year-old vampire Alexi Dugas knows everything there is to know about evil. After all, for centuries he’s walked a tightrope between his blood-thirst and his humanity. When he inadvertently rescues a young woman from his former clansmen, he must decide once and for all if he’s more man than beast, for Sarah Hennessy carries a weapon that can forever alter the delicate balance of power in his dark world. Now, after living in the shadows and surviving in those shades of gray, Alexi must finally choose which side of the battle he’s on. Unfortunately, doing the wrong thing will cost him Sarah’s love. But, doing the right thing might just cost her life.